Chuck Wendig has a very cool and irreverent blog. This week’s flash fiction challenge: 100 words on the subject of revenge.
“So Josie,” the thick-necked boy crooned. “What did Mommy pack for us on this fine Thursday morning?”
The tall skinny one pawed her backpack. “She’s got something hidden in here.”
“Ham and cheese,” crowed Fatty James, who apologized when the others weren’t around, “With mayonnaise.”
She stared at the quiet one in back. He watched her sometimes when he was alone, his face growing tight and angry whenever his friends took her lunch, never hungry as the others tore her food in rough thirds.
Josie counted sidewalk cracks, walking with the hot sun behind her.
Ma packed that sandwich Monday.